October 1912 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 1 Yanks lose game #100 en route to a 50-102 season

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Oct 2 Gopal Krishna Gokhale, at invitation of Gandhi, arrives in South Africa on a 26-day tour; he also visits Tolstoy Farm

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • Oct 5 Yanks win final game at Hilltop stadium
  • Oct 6 Pirates Owen "Chief" Wilson hits record 36th triple of season
  • Oct 7 The Helsinki Stock Exchange sees its first transaction.
  • Oct 8 Montenegro declares war on Turkey, beginning 1st Balkan War
  • Oct 14 Bull Moose Teddy Roosevelt shot while campaigning in Milwaukee
  • Oct 14 Cretan representatives are admitted to the Greek assembly; in doing so the Greek Government challenges the Turkish Government
  • Oct 17 Bulgaria, Greece & Serbia declares war on Turkey
  • Oct 18 The Treaty of Lausanne ends the Tripolitan War between Turkey and Italy
  • Oct 18 The First Balkan War breaks out, with Bulgaria, Serbia, and Greece opposed to Turkey
  • Oct 19 Tripoli (Libya) passes from Turkish to Italian control
  • Oct 20 Cort Theater opens at 148 W 48th St NYC
  • Oct 26 Serbian troops over run Skopje (Uskup)
  • Oct 26 Woolwich Foot Tunnel under Thames opens

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 2 Eric Wilson, VC/British Lt Col
  • Oct 4 John de Mol, Dutch accordianist/producer (Baantjer, Pril Geluk)
  • Oct 5 Fritz Fischer (medical doctor), Nazi war criminal
  • Oct 6 Anthony Cuthbert Baines, writer/curator
  • Oct 7 Fernando Bela├║nde Terry, President of Peru (d. 2002)
  • Oct 10 Charles Henry Madge, poet writer/sociologist
  • Oct 14 Helmut Schelsky, German sociologist (Sociology of Sex)
  • Oct 17 John Paul I [Albino Luciano], 263rd Roman Catholic pope (1978), born in Canale d'Agordo, Belluno, Veneto region of Northern Italy
  • Oct 25 Minnie Pearl, [Sarah Ophelia Colley], Tenn, (Grand Old Opry, Hee-Haw)
  • Oct 26 Don[ald] Siegel, director (Escape from Alcatraz, Shootist), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 28 Richard Doll, English epidemiologist (d. 2005)
  • Oct 31 Dale Evans, [Frances Butts], Uvalde Tx, cowgirl (Roy Rogers Show)
  • Oct 31 Ollie Johnston, American animator (d. 2008)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 4 Gen Zeledon, Nicaraguan opponent of US occupation, is executed
  • Oct 6 August Beernaert, Belgian premier (1884-94, Nobel 1909), dies at 83
  • Oct 9 Millie & Christine, Siamese twins, dies at 61
  • Oct 24 Louis van Haecke, Flemish chaplain/author (Zeesterre), dies at 83
  • Oct 30 James S. Sherman, Vice President of the United States (b. 1855)